Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

A $778 Billion Pentagon Budget is Our Lump of Coal

Congress just passed a $778 billion military budget, and failed to pass the Build Back Better plan that costs less than a quarter of that annually.

Russian Green Deal: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Russia is a leading carbon emitter and exporter. But change is afoot inside the country.

Tornados Can Kill. So Can Amazon’s Business Model.

How long will we tolerate the corporate executive ‘risk taking’ that puts only workers at real risk?

‘An Endlessly Increasing Pentagon Budget’

The end of the war in Afghanistan resulted not in a budget decrease, but more increases. Then Congress cut Build Back Better in half.

The Year in Inequality in 10 Charts

Our economic and racial divides grew even wider in 2021, but there are signs of hope for a more equitable future.

War With Russia?

Here’s what Washington, Moscow, and Kyiv can do to avoid the next world war.

Saudi Arabia Arms Sale Is One of Biden’s Many Militaristic Actions in First Year

When it comes to concrete action, President Joe Biden has accepted and continued along his predecessor’s path.

Against Plutocrats, Platitudes — About Democracy — Will Always Be Pitiful

The Biden administration’s democracy initiative is missing the all-important inequality connection.

Fact Sheet: A Moral Budget Versus a War Budget

Build Back Better and the National Defense Authorization Act represent diametrically opposed views of how to address the challenges of our time: a moral budget vs a war budget. Congress: Which side are you on?

New Mexico’s Case for Public Ownership of its Clean Energy Infrastructure

Any energy transition that doesn’t guarantee a pathway to public ownership perpetuates inequality and wealth extraction from New Mexicans .